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We try to include as many local shows as we can in our post every week. If you would like to have your band’s show included on the Hot Country Nights list, send us your show information and remember…”Keep It Country.”

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Ryan Humbert Holiday Extravaganza at Akron Civic Theatre

Ryan Humbert loves Christmas songs and for the last eight years he has performed them in his Holiday Extravagnza at Akron Civic Theatre. This year is no different, as Humbert will present his ninth annual event with A Very Country Christmas featuring music from Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts and...Read More »


PetFest to Raise Money for our Four-Legged Friends

Local country acts will come together to perform at PetFest: A Four-Legged Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina. Scheduled to perform are Chris Kraft, Matt Goodrich, Country Reign and Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts.

The event will benefit the non-profit group Pay It Forward For Pets...Read More »


Jacob Frish and Styles Haury to Perform at Alex Theater

Ever since Jacob Frish and Styles Haury opened for Jacob Bryant a few months ago, they knew that they wanted to do another show together. The two singer/songwriters will make good on that plan when...Read More »


A.C. Jones Debut Single "Buses and Trains" Goes to Country Radio

A.C. Jones is going for adds on country radio with her debut single, “Buses and Trains.” The single is the first release for the singer since her May of 2017 signing with SSM Nashville Records.

Earlier this summer, Jones visited country radio stations and has been receiving great feedback. Heath Shelby,...Read More »


Meet Granger Smith at His Pop Up Shop

Granger Smith is on the road visiting local country radio stations across the US promoting his new album, When The Good Guys Win. The singer will be making a stop in Akron at the WQMX studios (1795 West Market St. Akron, OH 44313) on Tuesday, October 31 at 1pm.

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Win Tickets to The Highway Finds Tour

Cleveland Country Magazine is giving you a chance to win your way in to The Highway Finds Tour featuring High Valley with Adam Doleac and Ashley McBryde at House of Blues Cleveland on Wednesday, November 1.

All you have to do is go to our Facebook...Read More »


Cleveland Country Charities Hosts 11th Annual Benefit

The 11th Annual Cleveland Country Charities Benefit will be Saturday, October 21 at the Crowne Plaza in Middleburg Hts., Ohio. In addition to raffles and silent auctions, the event hosts some of the area’s top country bands and line dance lessons by Mary Harwood. The year’s event will benefit the Cleveland...Read More »


Thirsty Cowboy Celebrates 6th Anniversary

With a love of country music and the desire to fill a need for a live music venue in the area that hosted local and national country acts, Thirsty Cowboy opened their doors six years ago. The duo of Aaron Lind and his grandfather, Ted Brown had worked tirelessly for...Read More »


WIN Tickets and Meet & Greets for Michael Ray

It’s contest time and we are giving you a chance to WIN TICKETS and MEET & GREETS to Michael Ray w/Devin Dawson at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina on October 21.

Grand Prize WINNER will receive (2) tickets to the show and VIP Tickets to Michael’s exclusive pre-show acoustic set and Meet...Read More »


Jessica Hannan Signs Independent Record Deal

Congratulations to Jessica Hannan who was signed to an independent record deal by Music Row label Nashville Entertainment Weekly Records. The Jeromesville, Ohio native has been making strides in her career and has received recognition for her EP, Drive and the song and video, “Girls...Read More »


We Danced

In one form or another I dance every day.  Yes, even at the grocery store, at the BMV, in my kitchen while cooking, and embarrassingly with my friends at restaurants.  Music comes on and my body moves.  Dancers know exactly what I am talking about.

Last Friday was the summer season...Read More »


Ohio Teen to Open for Colt Ford at Thirsty Cowboy

Chase Cummings is about as country as you can get. The 18-year-old Waynesfield, Ohio native enjoys working on his family’s farm, is president of his local FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter and loves to write and sing Country Music. He will bring his music to the Thirsty Cowboy in...Read More »


Brent Lowry & The Drifters Win NASH Next Local Finals

The Northwest Ohio local finals of the 3rd Annual NASH Next competition were held Saturday, September 9 with Brent Lowry & The Drifters taking the top honors. The Pemberville, Ohio based group was competing against other local finalists that included Eric Sowers Band, Kelly Crank, Kyle Schilkey and Matt Williams.

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